The Public Speaking Technique That Everyone Should Be Using
The powerful speech pause might be the most important speaking technique you will ever learn. Not only will it help you overcome your fear of public speaking, but it will help you master your control over the emotional impact of your speeches.
This secret is something that I’ve used for many years. In fact, dramatic pauses are so powerful that they should be illegal.
In music, all of the beauty is contained in the silences between the notes. In speaking, the drama and power of the speech is contained in the silences that you create as you move from point to point.
This is an art that you can learn with practice.
Public Speaking Tip: The Powerful Speech Pause
There are 4 kinds of speech pauses that you can use to put more power into your presentations.
In this three minute video below I explain them to you.
The key takeaways for you from this video are:
- Use the sense pause to allow people to absorb the new information and catch up with you.
- Use the dramatic pause to make a point stick in the listener’s minds.
- Use an emphatic pause to emphasize an important point.
- Use the sentence-completion pause to make a statement or quote a line in which everyone is familiar, then let the audience answer it for you.
Many speakers are nervous when they stand up in front of an audience. As a result, they speak faster, with a higher pitch to their voices, and without pausing. When you are more relaxed, you speak more slowly, pause regularly, and have a much better tone of voice.
Practicing pauses and allowing silence when you speak will enable you to speak with power in any situation.
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About Brian Tracy — Brian is recognized as the top sales training and personal success authority in the world today. He has authored more than 60 books and has produced more than 500 audio and video learning programs on sales, management, business success and personal development, including worldwide bestseller The Psychology of Achievement. Brian's goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined. You can follow him on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Linkedin and Youtube.